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2014-04-14 16:23:18

Hoda Kotb, Co-Host, Fourth Hour of "Today" and Correspondent, "Dateline NBC," Hosted 11th Annual Race NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-time U.S. Olympian Deena Kastor, 41, raced to a first place finish at the 11th Annual More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon in New York City's Central Park on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Kastor shattered the previous course record time of 1:13:25.051 set in 2013, running a blazing 1:11:38, setting not only a new event...

2014-03-11 16:24:53

-- Lauren Kleppin finishes third with time of 02:28:48 IRVINE, Calif., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS Mammoth Track Club athletes Gabe Proctor and Lauren Kleppin had a strong showing at Sunday's ASICS LA Marathon as the first Americans to cross the finish line. Hot off her recent second place finish in the U.S. National Half Marathon Championships, Lauren Kleppin placed third on Sunday and had a personal record time by beating her recent marathon time by more than 13...

2014-02-11 16:23:45

Four-week program and "Race Day Coaching Guide" created by elite athlete Andrew Kastor and Olympian Deena Kastor IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PEAR Sports, developer of the patent pending Heart Rate based interactive training platform in partnership with Coach Kastor, announced today the creation of two training programs intended specifically for ASICS LA Marathoners. Those programs, designed by elite athlete Andrew Kastor and Olympian marathoner Deena Kastor are...

2014-01-09 16:23:03

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS America, the leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, accentuates its strength in the running category and expands its commitment to the rapidly growing training category with the signing of elite coach Andrew Kastor and fitness expert Michelle Lovitt as brand trainers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131031/SF07845LOGO-b) Andrew Kastor returns for another year as an...

2013-10-01 12:26:51

After Last Year's Sell-Out, Officials Urge Runners to Sign Up Early LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Registration for the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon is now underway, giving runners a chance to secure their spot on the starting line for the March 9(th) race. The 2013 race sold out and organizers once again anticipate strong demand for the race due to the tremendous popularity of the Stadium to the Sea course both nationally and internationally. Beginning today and for a limited...

2013-09-26 12:27:07

City Seeks 2016 Marathon Trials; Could Serve as Showcase for 2024 Olympic Bid LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Civic and business leaders are rolling out the red carpet for USA Track & Field officials, who will soon select the host city for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. Competing as one of three finalists, Los Angeles is pulling out all the stops to secure the event, which would take place in March 2016, just months before the Rio Summer Games. Many...

2013-04-17 08:27:31

Celebrity Co-Hosts Alison Sweeney and Mika Brzezinski Completed the 10th Annual Race in a Speedy 1:59:50 and 1:49:19 NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alison Sweeney and Mika Brzezinski co-hosted the 10th Anniversary of the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women's Half-Marathon in Central Park on Sunday, April 14, 2013. More than 7,550 women from around the world took part in the race--the largest women's-only half-marathon in the country--established by More and Fitness...

2013-02-12 08:27:37

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS is the new title sponsor of the LA Marathon. Through 2015, the company will lend its name and support to the city's premier running event, now called the ASICS LA Marathon, which is growing in prominence nationally and internationally thanks to the world-class and iconic Stadium to the Sea course. Los Angeles is the first U.S. marathon where ASICS holds a title sponsorship. Already, ASICS is title sponsor of the Stockholm Marathon and is...

2013-01-22 12:24:56

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the biggest names in running will be at the start line of the 2013 LA Marathon. Three-time Olympian Deena Kastor, who holds the American record in the marathon, will compete in her first LA Marathon on March 17(th). Kastor is a 25-time USA champion in track, road and cross country races. She is most noted for winning the 2005 Chicago Marathon and the 2006 Flora London Marathon, where she became the fastest female marathoner ever with a time...

2012-08-13 10:23:29

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The London Olympic Games have just concluded, and now all eyes turn ... to Los Angeles. With the 2013 LA Marathon just over six months away, organizers have unveiled a special package for those who want to run their best Marathon yet. And until LA Marathon registration officially opens on October 1, it's the only way to secure a spot at the starting line on March 17, 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120813/LA56609) Runners can...